John Monckton (town clerk)

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Sir John Braddick Monckton
Born (1832-07-08)8 July 1832
Maidstone, Kent, England, UK
Died 3 February 1902(1902-02-03) (aged 69)
Cranley Gardens, Middlesex, England, UK
Resting place Brompton Cemetery
Residence London, England
Nationality English
Years active 1851–1902
Known for lawyer, civil servant, Town Clerk of London
Parent(s) John Monckton, Eliza Whitmore ?
Relatives Lionel Monckton (son)

Sir John Braddick Monckton FSA (8 July 1832 – 3 February 1902)[1] was a British lawyer and civil servant, then Town Clerk of London for 30 years until his death.[2] He was elected Town Clerk of London after the death of Frederick Woodthorpe on 17 July 1873 and served until 3 February 1902, his death date. The "Remembrancer" officiated during vacancy until the next Town Clerk was elected on 1 May 1902.[3]

He was educated at Rugby School and while living on King Street in 1851 he became a Solicitor's Articled clerk for the City of London.[4]

He represented the 'Guild of Saddlers of the City of London' in 1875.[5]

He was a Master of 'Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London' in 1893 & 1894.[6]

Funerary monument (detail), Brompton Cemetery, London


His parents were John Monckton (born about 1803 in East Peckham (Kent) - died September 1886 in Maidstone, Kent, England and Eliza Whitmore (maiden name unknown). He was one of ten children growing up on King Street, Maidstone, Kent, England.[7]

In 1858 he married an amateur actress Maria Louisa Long (1837–1920).[8][9]

Their eldest son was composer Lionel Monckton.[10] Their daughter, Mrs. Augusta Moore, who wrote as 'Martin J. Pritchard,' was a popular novelist of the period.

He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London[11] in the south-east part of the central enclosed roundel.

See also[edit]

Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London


  1. ^ Monckton Genealogy
  2. ^ He is mentioned in the will of his son and his son's obit. Will probated 16 April 1924, CGPLA Eng. & Wales
  3. ^ Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery, "The Town Clerk", p. 74, from the - London Metropolitan Archives, [City of London, 40 Northampton Road, London EC 1R 0HB
  4. ^ Monckton Genealogy - 1851 English Census Record info.
  5. ^ Sherwell, John William - "Sadler's Company (London, England)" 1889. Full text at:
  6. ^ The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers & Coach Harness Makers of London - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  7. ^ Fades Genes - John Monckton Case Ancestry - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-20. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  8. ^ National Portrait Gallery -
  9. ^ Oviatt Library - Francis Gilbert Webb Collection of Correspondence, 1769-1934 - Call No. ML90 .F73 1769 - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  10. ^ Hyperion Records - Bio note:
  11. ^ Brompton Cemetery Brompton Cemetery website Archived 2006-08-23 at the Wayback Machine.
Preceded by
Frederick Woodthorpe
Town Clerk of London
1873 – 1902
Succeeded by
James Bell